Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

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Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

Abstract

This report examines the relationship between an individual's socioeconomic status and the status of his or her parentsintergenerational mobilityand the reasons for any change in this relationship over time. The paper compares intergenerational mobility in the U.S. to that of other countries and draws conclusions about opportunities for upward mobility in the United States.

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